Selling your home

You worked so hard to purchase this home and now it’s time to begin a new chapter.

Cheers to making new dreams come true!

Deciding to sell your Portland home with me means EASE.

I bring knowledge of the Portland market, neighborhoods and property value to bring you a solid experience.

Years of seeing what works and what doesn’t has allowed me to provide my people comfort knowing that they are in good hands and putting their best foot forward.

I will be sure to listen to your input and keep you at the forefront of this process. While also remaining firm and reminding you that we are on the same team. 


Whatever recommendations I make along with my approach on pricing, marketing, etc. are strategic and created with a goal of bringing you results that remind you why you hired me in the first place. My goal is always to leave you saying:

“Hell yeah, Mercedes!”

Which is always the best feeling, am I right?!


Throughout this process you can rest assured that I will be intentional with my recommendations and feedback. I discuss everything with you, step by step to make sure we are consistently on the same page. 

Communication is key.

I bring value by being thorough in my market research to determine competitive pricing and offering up tips and tricks to stand out against the rest. Presentation is so incredibly important when going on the market. We get one first impression and baby, we’re trying to turn some heads! 

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"Mercedes is very down to earth, and making it so easy to be ourselves in her presence." 

As first time homebuyers, Mercedes could not have been a better fit for my partner and I. She is incredibly knowledgeable and gave us highly constructive feedback throughout our hunting process; from narrowing down to what kind of house we wanted, to negotiating with the seller. It took no time at all for her to get a strong sense of our vision, and to send us dialed-in houses that fit our desired specs. She is very responsive, and was flexible in coordinating house viewings around our work schedules. Mercedes is very down to earth, and making it so easy to be ourselves in her presence. We had fun and shared some good laughs along the way, and felt very strongly seen by her; huge amount of gratitude.

past client

"Mercedes helped us realize our dream of becoming homeowners and we are forever grateful." 

We were new to the Portland market and didn’t know what exactly to expect. She walked us through every last step. We looked at over 20 homes and she was so incredibly patient with us (and our kiddos!) She was also very honest and transparent with us which helped us stay focused and realistic about what we could afford. (No buyer’s remorse here!) I work a crazy schedule and she was always quick to respond to our questions or ready to show a home no matter the time of day. She is passionate about real estate and it shows! Mercedes helped us realize our dream of becoming homeowners and we are forever grateful. I would recommend Mercedes to anyone looking to buy or sell in Portland!

past client

"She always listened to our wants, needs and most importantly concerns." 

Mercedes is amazing. She made our dreams of finding and owning the perfect house 
we could have ever dreamed of. She always listened to our wants, needs and most importantly concerns. Explaining everything in detail just to make sure we knew what to expect. She was truthful and gave her honest opinion on each house we looked into. She was on top of everything. Answering important questions we had, Paper work, setting up appointments to look at houses, keeping in close contact with our mortgage officer. We never had to worry about anything. If you want someone who has your back and is willing to fight for what you want you should most definitely choose Mercedes Kauhola.

past client

"Mercedes is truly amazing and has such a great energy!" 

We met her at an open house and after chatting, we knew right away we wanted to work with her. As first time home buyers, we really appreciated her advice and guidance. Throughout our home buying process, Mercedes listened and respected our wants, needs, and wishes for our house, and we never felt pushed or prodded to make decisions. When we went under contract on our house, she advocated for us and got us what we needed. We’re very happy with our home and we’re so glad we went through this journey with Mercedes. We will definitely use Mercedes as our realtor in the future. We’d also recommend her to our closest friends and family.

past client


Go Time!

You’ve made the decision to sell and now we’re ready to get things rolling! 



If this is our first time working together, I’ll be stoked to come check out your home and see all the reasons you love it. Give me a tour and tell me about the good, the bad and the ugly. If we are selling a home I helped you purchase, well, I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the place!



Once we’ve toured the place I will assess and provide my feedback on what things you should consider correcting, changing, adding, or removing to put our best foot forward. 



I will provide you with a suggested list price along with a CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) that shows comparable homes within a 1 mile radius that help us determine price point.



We discuss our action item list along with staging, selling vacant vs. occupied and timelines.



Once we finalize all items, I begin scheduling real estate tasks while you complete the home tasks. We move through the rest of the timeline and then, BAM! We’re LIVE!

Frequently Asked


Q1. How much is my house worth?

When determining this, I will run a competitive market analysis to see what comparable homes in the area are selling for. This will help determine the value.

Q2. What are your fees to help sell a home?

Fees vary based on how we list your home, i.e. vacant and staged, drone marketing, etc. Let’s discuss this further!

Q3. Can you help me buy AND sell?

Absolutely! This is one of my favorite things to do!

Q4. How long does it take for a home to sell in Portland?

This can vary depending on the market. I use my knowledge of the market and tools to make sure that we are pricing appropriately and competitively to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar!

Q5. How much needs to be done to my house before putting it on the market?

We will do a walk through to determine what items, if any, should be completed before hitting the market. The goal is to be efficient and keep your costs low!

Q6. Is staging my home really necessary?

ABSOLUTELY! I cannot tell you how much of a difference staging makes and helps your home to sell for top dollar!

Q7. Is it better to sell my home vacant?

If, possible, YES. Vacant and staging allows us to maximize showings and create impactful first impressions with our staging. 

Get in Touch

You’ve worked SO hard to get here and now you’re ready - YOU DID THAT!!

Let’s grab a drink, coffee or a treat, keep the good times rolling and talk about next steps!